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    2014 Spyder RTL has a wire bundle connected to the seat under the passenger, right side. Does this mean there is a heated seat? I only have controls for heated grips and they work fine but did not check to see if the seat heats up too. Just curious. This is Arid-Zone-A, it's 110 and heading for 115 today & I don't need any more heat on my rear.....

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    We like to tell folks that it's for the passenger ejection function!
    But it's actually there for a sensor that monitors for the presence of a passenger, and adjusts the front to rear brake bias accordingly.

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    Thank you, Bob.

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    Glad to help out...
    It's actually one of the few technical questions that I know the answer to!

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    Yes, Bob has you covered. The ejector mechanism is a more fun answer though.

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    I think the ejector theory is the only thing my wife needs to know.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by canamjhb View Post
    I think the ejector theory is the only thing my wife needs to know.....
    Bond...James Bond...

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    Wait until we get to explain that "PTT thingie" on the front side of the left grip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Wait until we get to explain that "PTT thingie" on the front side of the left grip...
    That's the "Propel Thermite Torpedo" thingie, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    That's the "Propel Thermite Torpedo" thingie, isn't it?
    It's supposed to be a "Push To Talk" button...
    But it doesn't work right on my bike!
    I NEVER push it, yet my Missus never stops talking anyway!

    I'm gonna call BRP, and have them open up a case file on this serious problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    We like to tell folks that it's for the passenger ejection function!
    You mean like this one???

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    That is a "pillion" sensor for the second ryder. If you happen to leave it unplugged, you will get a C1183 trouble code. No need to ask me how I know.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    Bond...James Bond...
    My cover has been compromised. Must have been caused by using my real initials in my moniker. The seat wiring made me think of my former Goldwing seat (now my wife's bike) that has a custom seat. It has a vibrator that was used by the (former) passenger to help with "back pain". Any passenger using the vibrator that starts to giggle would cause me to pull over and stop until they turned that darn thing off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by canamjhb View Post
    My cover has been compromised. Must have been caused by using my real initials in my moniker...
    There is a "Package of Protection" offered by several of the aftermarket suppliers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcer960 View Post
    You mean like this one???

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    Good grief I want one.

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    The switch turns on some LED's, but i wanted to have fun with it so designed that graphic, and had a printing company put it on the switch.

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    That IS a pretty cool switch!
    I'll bet that there's a market for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    That IS a pretty cool switch!
    I'll bet that there's a market for it!




    x 2. The 200 mph speedo is also good for a few laughs. I have been up to 120 kph in Canada. Never made it to 200 though.

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    didn't see THIS among the various humorous answers.

    The passenger seat sensor "enables" the passenger heated grips when the seat is occupied..

    Don't know about the "load sensing suspension adjusting " thingy Bob D talked about, but I DO know about the grip enable.
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    "Techno-speak" and I don't get along very well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    . The 200 mph speedo is also good for a few laughs. I have been up to 120 kph in Canada. Never made it to 200 though.
    We got to 95 mph in Montana last summer, that's a 152 kmh. We have hwys here that we do 130 kmh regularly on. But, no I haven't been to 200 kmh ...... yet

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    Somebody did...

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